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Cuming County has a strong agricultural base with diversified industrial and retail sectors.

What does the livestock industry do for Cuming County and its Citizens?

  1. Pays for a large portion of teachers' salaries and county government

               In many school districts, livestock  producers are a primary source of local tax revenue. The industry also picks up a large tab for county services such as snow removal.

    2.   Creates jobs for Cuming County and Nebraskans as a whole

              It's pretty easy to understand how livestock production helps those directly associated with it, such as local veterinarians, local feed dealers or local grain farmers. But the economic activity generated by livestock production also helps local car dealers, grocers, bankers, restaurant owners, doctors and dozens of other local businesses.

    3.   Encourages opportunities for entrepenuership.

              Livestock production offers the opportunity for young farmers and ranchers to become entrepreneurs, local business owners committed to the future of their communities. Entrepreneurship of this nature helps build jobs, equity and prosperity for rural Nebraska.

Cuming County 2007 Census of Agriculture

Cuming County Agriculture

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  • 4th Best Quality of Life
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  • 5th Best Education Climate
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  • 4th Best State for Jobs, 2008
  • 4th Lowest Average Travel Time to Work
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  • Top 10 Best States for Business
    2008 Forbes Magazine

Cuming County Ranks:

  • 1st in the state for total value of agricultural products sold
  • 1st in the state for value of livestock, poultry and their products
Top crop items:
  • Corn for grain (23rd in the State)
  • Soybeans for beans (6th in the State
  • Corn for Silage (5th in the State)
Top Livestock inventory items :
  • Quail (1st in the state)
  • Cattle and calves (2nd in the state)
  • Hogs and Pigs (3rd in the state)
  • Colonies of Bees (5th in the state)
  • Sheep and lamb (12th in the state)

Cuming County Mission

To renew, retain, and recruit our businesses, people, and future.

To work in partnership with local citizens in our communities to support the economic opportunities of our county by retaining, expanding, and attracting business, industry, and agriculture.



Population: 9,306
(2008 estimate)
Projected Population: 9,118
(2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.2 years
(2008 estimate)


Average Household Income:
(2008 estimate)

Number of Business Establishments:
(2002 estimate)

Education: (2000 estimates)
78.7% have High School Diploma or higher
12.3% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher


Major Economic Activities:

Agriculture - 48%;
Manufacturing - 27%;
Trade - 5%;


Finance, insurance, real estate - 4%;
Construction - 3%
Services - 5%;